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John Fitzgerald
18-03-2012, 11:47 PM
Petition to end the cruel practice of live hare coursing in Ireland

Dear Friends,

Anyone opposed to the cruel practise of live hare coursing in Ireland might like sign this petition (it takes only a few seconds) The petition will help an upcoming Bill to ban this activity.

Hare coursing is a so-called "sport" in which hares (jack rabbits to Americans) are set up as bait for greyhounds to chase and terrorize. Many hares are killed or horribly injured each year as they are mauled or tossed about like rag dolls on the coursing fields. Some hares die within seconds of being struck by the fast moving dogs. Others die of agonizing internal injuries, such as bone breakages that cannot heal.

A member of Ireland's parliament, the Dail, will attempt in the coming months to have hare coursing banned.

We need people to petition the government of Ireland, requesting its support for this Bill.

That's where this petition comes in. Each time a person signs it, an email immediately goes to the Taoiseach and Tanaiste (Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister of Ireland) requesting their support for the Bill.

Thanking you,

John Fitzgerald.

Here's the petition:


Here is a brief film showing exactly what happens in hare coursing as practiced in Ireland:


Footage of the “Irish Cup” hare coursing event; held on Limerick racecourse in the last weekend of February 2012:



Further information on the campaign against hare coursing in Ireland can also be gleaned from the book Bad Hare Days- a campaigner’s story:

Free download at the following link:


Or on Kindle at the following links:

Amazon UK:


Amazon USA:


18-03-2012, 11:55 PM
Signed and shared

Edward Hawkins
19-03-2012, 07:00 AM
Also signed and shared. It is not so long ago that this practice was legal in the UK. There are many in the pro-hunting lobby, including most Tory MPs, who would like to see it brought back.

25-03-2012, 10:00 PM
Its a disgusting practice, one that I can't believe still goes on in a so called civilised society!:evil: